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The Philosophical Principles of Natural and Revealed Religion
Glasgow: Robert Foulis,, 1748-49. Glasgow: Robert Foulis,, 1748-49. Unfolded in a geometrical order. Two volumes, quarto (205 × 160 mm). Recent quarter calf and marbled boards, spine ruled and lettered gilt. Bookplate of Sir Archibald Grant of Monymoske, with his ownership inscription dated 1750 to the head of the title (slightly trimmed). First and last leaves a little toned, a very good copy. First edition of Ramsay's great work, left unpublished at his death in 1743, and given by his wife to Foulis, and seen through the press thanks to the good offices of Hutcheson and, after his death in 1746, John Stevenson. "It reiterated many of the arguments of Ramsay's Cyrus, but made more explicit his attempt to reconcile Newtonian ideas to his own philosophy" (ODNB.)
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